What is "pain and suffering"?

What is pain and suffering?

"Pain and suffering" describes the physical pain and emotional distress a victim endures as a result of a personal injury accident.  Emotional distress (also called "mental anguish") can include depression, anxiety, insomnia, irritability, and more.

Pain and suffering is an element of damages that an injured person seeks from the person causing the injury.  Pain and suffering is usually not available in breach of contract cases, disability cases, or property insurance cases.

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